Anne Marie Liles
School of Pharmacy
The University of Mississippi
Anne Marie Liles, Pharm.D., is the director of clinical services for student/employee health and clinical associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. Prior to joining The University of Mississippi, Dr. Liles was associate clinical professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. She received her Pharm.D. from Auburn University and completed a Specialty Pharmacy Residency in Primary Care at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. At The University of Mississippi, Dr. Liles leads the development, provision, and management of all clinical pharmacy services offered to employees and students on the Oxford and Jackson campuses. During the nine years as a faculty member at Auburn, Dr. Liles led curriculum mapping initiatives and developed curriculum-wide professionalism assessments. While at Auburn, she maintained an interprofessional practice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Clinic managing the complications of CKD. From this work, she was invited to Bangalore, Coimbatore, and Hyderabad, India, to teach nephrology modules with the Indian Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. She has been honored as Preceptor of Excellence, Faculty Mentor of the Year, and APhA-ASP Faculty Member of the Year.
Dr. Liles has been an active member of the AACP Pharmacy Practice Section since 2006, serving on the Membership and Programming Committees and chairing the Awards Committee. She is also active in the Council of Faculties, serving on the Faculty Affairs Committee Patient Care Process Workgroup and Professionalism Task Force.
College of Pharmacy
University of Louisiana at Monroe
Adam Pate, Pharm.D., is an associate professor at the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). Dr. Pate received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Mississippi, then completed a PGY-1 residency and received a teaching certificate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He maintains an active internal medicine practice and has had experience developing a collaborative transitions-of-care clinic.
Dr. Pate has been an AACP member since 2010, and has been actively involved in the Pharmacy Practice Section, serving on seven committees since 2012. He has also had the pleasure of serving on other AACP committees including the Lyman and Volwiler Research Achievement Award Selection Committees. Dr. Pate has provided substantive leadership at ULM chairing four committees, developing and facilitating two innovative peer-led faculty development groups, leading the development and initiation of a curricular review process, and co-coordinating four courses. Additionally, he has led the development of an educational research collaborative with faculty from two other universities that has published its first joint research project and is in the process of starting a second research project. He has also served as an item writer for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and was appointed to the NAPLEX Review Committee. He has delivered over 23 invited presentations, many on item writing and adherence to item writing guidelines.
Dr. Pate’s academic career has focused on didactic and APPE teaching with a focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning. He is passionate about student learning and delivering material in innovative and effective ways. Dr. Pate also has an enthusiasm for faculty development, engagement, and collaboration.
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Leslie A. Hamilton
College of Pharmacy
The University of Tennessee
Leslie A. Hamilton, Pharm.D., is an associate professor of clinical pharmacy and translational science at The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 residency at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., and her PGY2 residency in critical care at Regional One/The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in Memphis, Tenn. After residency, she worked at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy as an assistant clinical professor for three years and practiced in pulmonary critical care. She has been a faculty member at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy for five years and practices in neurocritical care. At The University of Tennessee, Dr. Hamilton is the current chair of the Curriculum Committee, serves on the Admissions Committee, and has served on the Honors, Awards, and Scholarship and the Resident and Fellowship Committees.
While at Auburn, Dr. Hamilton received recognition as Preceptor of Excellence for two years and while at The University of Tennessee, she has received recognition as Most Influential Professor for three years. In addition, Dr. Hamilton was awarded The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Student Government Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Preceptor of the Year at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, and the Tennessee Pharmacists Association Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award. Dr. Hamilton has been involved with AACP since becoming a faculty member. She has been active in the Pharmacy Practice Section, serving as the chair of the Awards Committee for five years, as the co-chair for one year, and is currently on the Programming Committee. She has served on the Rufus A. Lyman Award Committee twice and is currently on the Council of Sections Nomination Committee.